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Geriatric Medicine Medical Director for Mobile, AL (Perm)

Company: Wapiti Medical Staffing
Location: Mobile
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Mercy LIFE of Alabama has an excellent employment opportunity for a Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician, with additional Geriatric Medicine certification and/or experience, to serve as Medical Director of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization located in Mobile, Alabama.

Job Description:

  • Client will consider full-time OR part-time (16-24 hours/week) candidates
  • Under the supervision of the Executive Director.
  • Provides general medical direction and supervision of the medical aspects of participant care
  • Responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes, and oversight of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of medical policies and procedures/standards and protocols
  • Provides direction and supervision to related Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and APPs.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the program colleagues and providers in the local community
  • Need to have a driver's license, proof of insurance, and means of transportation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), in addition to basic knowledge of email, calendaring systems, and other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, flexibility, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to travel within the regionperiodically as needed
  • Conduct history and physical on new participants and event-based and periodic reassessments. Develop medical treatment plan and provide medically necessary services in the range of locations in which participants may reside.
  • Interview and evaluate applicants to PACE Organization and their caregivers and participate in the Intake and Assessment decision.
  • Discuss each participant's medical conditions and prognosis with him/her and their caregiver to assist them in expressing their wishes and planning their future care.
  • Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TH PACE.
  • Collaborate in the nursing treatment program of participants.
  • Establish and/or maintain as a member of the leadership team a plan to achieve operating goals.
  • Participate as an active member of PACE Organization interdisciplinary team. Educates and advises the team regarding the implications of diagnoses, cognitive and physical function and treatment options.
  • Participate in team and family conferences and decision-making processes.
  • Educate participants and families regarding health maintenance and their chronic medical conditions, in cooperation with nursing staff.
  • Supervise the health care and treatment program as developed by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Perform physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, and record results in a systematic manner.
  • Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults.
  • Desire to work in a creative alternate health care setting.
  • Able to manage changing priorities according to participant needs.
  • Participates in provider on-call rotation as required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with the frail or elderly population is required.
  • Not accepting visa candidates
  • Provider must be interested in Perm (not accepting Locums)
  • See attached "Practice Description" for full job descriptionCompensation and Benefits: The following are for full-time employment. Part-time employment compensation and benefits to be discussed at interview.
    • Salary range: $231,000 - $280,000 depending upon experience
    • Up to 10% bonus potential
    • Practice Management support to help build your new practice
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Top of the line benefits Medical, Dental and Vision
    • Paid time off
    • 403(b) retirement
    • Professional dues and association fees
    • Malpractice
      • Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
      • Board Certified in Geriatrics (Fellowship-trained) or Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine (to be completed prior to start) - HIGHLY PREFERRED
      • AL license (or willing to obtain)
      • Clean Malpractice - HIGHLY PREFERRED
      • CDS Certification (by time of start)
      • DEA (by time of start)
      • BLS (by time of start)
      • Minimum of 1 year experience working with the frail or elderly population
      • Previous supervisory experience
      • State provider's interest in full-time or part-time CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
        • BLS
        • Board Certified
        • Board Eligible
        • Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
            • Previous supervisory experience; State provider's interest in full-time or part-time employmentABOUT THE FACILITYAbout Mercy LIFE:
              Called to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and continuing the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy LIFE of Alabama, a member of Trinity Health, is committed to providing excellent and innovative health services for the frail elders of our community, especially the poor and underserved. We strive to enable their autonomy and improve their quality of life, addressing the needs of the whole person within a culture of inclusion.

              Mercy LIFE of Alabama is a PACE program (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). Mercy LIFE offers a full range of health care services for individuals who are eligible for nursing home care but want to live at home. PACE programs like Mercy LIFE believe it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.

              Mercy LIFE of Alabama is the sole provider of services and guarantees our Participants access to services, but not with any specific provider. All services are provided within our network of providers.

              The Mercy LIFE of Alabama Health Center is where clinical and rehabilitative services are coordinated and participants visit, socialize and build meaningful relationships with doctors, nurses and other program participants. Transportation to and from the Center is coordinated for participants.

              The program is able to provide care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible. Care and services include:
              • Adult day center that offers nursing; physical, occupational and recreational therapies; meals; nutritional counseling; social work and personal care
              • Medical care provided by a LIFE doctor familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant
              • Home health care and personal care
              • All necessary prescription and over-the-counter drugs
              • Social services
              • Medical specialists such as audiology, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and speech therapy
              • Respite carePACE Participants may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized or out-of-PACE program agreement services.

                Mercy LIFE of Alabama is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.
                The PACE model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about 7% of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect. Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.

                About the Community:
                Mobile, Alabama is the county seat of Mobile County. Alabama's only saltwater port, Mobile is located on the Mobile River at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city, beginning with the settlement as an important trading center between the French colonists and Native Americans, down to its current role as the 12th-largest port in the United States.

                Mobile is the principal municipality of the Mobile metropolitan area. This region of 412,992 residents is composed solely of Mobile County; it is the third-largest metropolitan statistical area in the state.

                Considered one of the Gulf Coast's cultural centers, Mobile has several art museums, a symphony orchestra, professional opera, professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture. Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival or Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States. Its French Catholic colonial settlers celebrated this festival from the first decade of the 18th century. Beginning in 1830, Mobile was host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society to celebrate with a parade in the United States.

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